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This informative session covers some basic tree ID tips, the difference between good trees and bad trees, proper tree pruning techniques, tree protection for construction, common tree diseases and insect issues and some basic maintenance guidelines. Learn how we have been slowly killing trees through mandated protocols, municipal ordinances and improper planting and mulching techniques, and how contemporary methods are improving the urban and suburban tree inventory Program outline: *Basic tree identification tips - Conifer and Deciduous *Good Trees and Bad Trees’ *Proper (and Improper pruning techniques *Tree Protection methods - pre and post construction *Common tree diseases *Girdling roots, soil compaction, and other ways to slowly kill a tree *Tree Maintenance, mulching, fertilizing. cabling, aerating *New Planting techniques. This webinar is regionally specific to the Upper Midwest region.
Acquire a basic understanding of tree identification
Understand how to identify certain tree diseases and causes (and control)
Learn How to protect trees from construction activities and proper planting techniques
Tom Mortensen has over 35 years of experience in site design, landscape architecture and related design and construction professions. Tom has expertise in site planning, urban spaces, park and public open space design, memorials / public plazas, retail developments, restoration plans and integrated stormwater management / green infrastructure. He has worked on design projects for US Forest Service, National Park Service, Boy Scouts of America, Native American Tribes and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Tom has given presentations throughout the region at various conferences and events on topics pertaining to site design, master planning, rainfall integration / green infrastructure, water quality and site development. Since 2011, he has been teaching a class at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education in the Water Technology Certification program on the topic of green infrastructure and using native landscape and site design for more resilient management of rainfall on sites.